The bros in the gym might be able to throw some big weights around, but they might also be hiding something under their shirts. Get your mind out of the gutter if you went in a perverted direction! What they’re probably hiding is their Buddha belly.
There’s nothing more unflattering than that scene at the local pool where Tommy Big-Guns exposes his bulbous belly for the whole world to see. It’s obvious that he doesn’t know the secrets to getting jacked without getting fat. But you won’t have to worry about this as long as you follow the schematic that’s about to be laid out.
As long as you put in the time and pay attention to detail, you’ll be bigger, but leaner than ever before.
1 Work out fasted
Do you think it’s crazy to work out in a fasted state? Well, here’s something that’s even more crazy – bulking up and staying fat. And that’s exactly what will happen if you eat before you work out. Or you’ll at least stay where you are.
If you flip the coin and workout on empty, the following will happen:
- Your body will have an easier time burning stored fat for energy
- You won’t feel like an elephant is stepping on your ribcage
- Your lung capacity will be higher
- Your body will release a high amount of testosterone and growth hormone
Add these together and you just found a little secret to gaining mass without gaining fat. Ideally, you’ll work out first thing in the morning immediately after sleeping. You’ll already have 8 hours rest under your belt and your body will be primed for exercise.
All you need to drink to stay hydrated is water. And if you feel hungry going into your workout, ride it out. This sometimes happens, especially when you’re new to this. Once you get the blood pumping, your hormones will shift and your appetite will be naturally suppressed.